Seminar Articles

The Agricultural Personnel Management Association (APMA), in conjunction with co-sponsoring organizations that includes Western Growers, began a series of courses last week for agricultural human resources professionals.  Graduates of the course will earn a prestigious Human Resource Professional in Agriculture (HRPA) designation.  

Western Growers Vice President Karen Timmins helped kick-off the series in Oxnard this past week by leading a class on Managing Employee Compensation.  Karen will also lead a second class on September 10.

AgSafe, an agriculture-based safety organization, has developed a food safety training course for produce harvesting. This class will be helpful to everyone in the produce business especially those involved in harvesting specialty crops.  It will give supervisors, foremen, crew leads and field workers basic knowledge regarding sanitation and hygiene principles that are often noted in food safety audits. 

Greg Nelson



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